DIPP to soon have ‘Ease of doing business’ portal for states
DIPP will soon have a portal up and running where states will update their progress on a set of 340 development parameters on a real-time basis, in a move aimed at promoting competition to improve ease of doing business. The ranking will be done based on the report card of the states. This year, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has circulated the criteria among all the states. Last year, the World Bank ranked the states on 98 such parameters.
“Work is in progress and by April 1, we should be able to start the portal,” a senior DIPP official said. States, he said, will regularly update the progress on those parameters and DIPP would validate those improvements. “Stakeholders, including companies or individuals, can also give feedback on the portal about the improvements made by states on each of those parameters,” he said, adding that the move would help in generating healthy competition among states to boost ease of doing business. Gujarat led the pack last year while Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand came in at second and third positions, respectively.